There was definitely a Star Warsy feel to the trap this morning, with this somewhat battered but still imposing male Puss Moth appearing to have infamous designs on a couple of interestingly different female Ghost moths.
The paler of the two, with the much less distinct pinky patterning, isn't illustrated in the Moth Bible and I've not had one here before. But colour and pattern variation is infamously common among moths.
I've been bewailing this problem with the minors over the last few posts - the fact that it is all but impossible to tell the various species apart without resorting to dissection (not for me, ugh). On size grounds, though - cos it was very small - I'll hazard a guess that this is a Rosy Minor. Update: Trent corrects me. It's a Middle-barred Minor, albeit somewhat rosy in hue.
The big fish in the trap, meanwhile, was my second Privet Hawk of the season. The last one came on the morning I had to scoot off to Leeds and although I had time to impress my granddaughter with it, I then liberated it in the gloomy depths of a shrub. This morning, I had a bit more time to mess around and so I repeated my gentle taunting of the Eyed Hawk with this, its much bigger cousin.